Mahabharata Sanskrit - Hindi by Pandit Ramnarayan, Gita Press. Total 6 books.
The Mahabharata or Mahābhārata (Sanskrit: महाभारतम्, Mahābhāratam, pronounced [məɦaːˈbʱaːrət̪əm]) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.
Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). Among the principal works and stories in the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right.
Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to Vyasa. There have been many attempts to unravel its historical growth and compositional layers. The oldest preserved parts of the text are thought to be not much older than around 400 BCE, though the origins of the epic probably fall between the 8th and 9th centuries BCE. The text probably reached its final form by the early Gupta period (c. 4th century CE). The title may be translated as "the great tale of the Bhārata dynasty". According to the Mahabharata itself, the tale is extended from a shorter version of 24,000 verses called simply Bhārata.
The Mahabharata is the longest known epic poem and has been described as "the longest poem ever written". Its longest version consists of over 100,000 shloka or over 200,000 individual verse lines (each shloka is a couplet), and long prose passages. About 1.8 million words in total, the Mahabharata is roughly ten times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined, or about four times the length of the Ramayana.
October 29, 2018 Subject:
"Ann danam, param danam, Vidya danam ati param".
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June 16, 2017 Subject:
Thanks for your selfless service, indeed very useful.
April 26, 2017 Subject:
Thanks you so much
Really grateful for this valuable pdf . Thanks
March 4, 2017 Subject:
This is Vol 1 of the Mahabharat
Please note that it is first of the two part Mahabharat.
Those have yet to open this file, this version offers verses in Sanskrit followed by Hindi translation. At places (should I say, on most of the pages) there are explanatory footnotes clarifying various topics. And therein lies--and what Gita Press excels at and readers expect--the real value of the publication.
Those who have watched the epic on TV, I would only say that you have watched only a small part of action-based interpretation and a infinitely small part of the wisdom contained in there.
June 8, 2016 Subject:
All of Mahabharata in a single collection. Couldn't ask for more.
December 5, 2014 Subject:
I Am Very Thankful To You Ramnarayan G
Namaskar Pandit G,
Thanks for sharing the this ancient epic on Archive.org.